A Florida man and his dog almost experienced a boat load of trouble after their 40-foot catamaran was towed following an attempt to sail on water near Florida’s Haulover Inlet.
They were brought to safety after Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and U.S. Coast Guard crews responded to the scene Tuesday morning. U.S. Coast guard tells WSVN that the boat was towed to Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglade seaport.
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The incident occurred the same day the U.S. Coast Guard returned 18 migrants back to Cuba after they sensed concerns of safety at sea.
“Coast Guard crews maintain a presence with air and sea assets around the Caribbean Sea,” said Lt. Robert Copeland in a press release following the migrant repatriation.
“Our crews help prevent people from losing their lives in these dangerous attempts.”
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Lt. Copeland is an enforcement officer in Coast Guard Seventh District.
On Monday, the Southeast coast guard rescued a South Carolina man who went missing after kayaking in Murrells Inlet, SC Sunday morning.
Vladamir Norman, 29, was recovered early Monday morning at about 1:40 am.